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Use of plant stanol ester margarine among persons with and without cardiovascular disease: Early phases of the adoption of a functional food in Finland

  • Meri Simojoki1,
  • Riitta Luoto2Email author,
  • Antti Uutela1,
  • Hannu Rita3,
  • John D BoiceJr4, 5,
  • Joseph K McLaughlin4 and
  • Pekka Puska1
Nutrition Journal20054:20

Received: 07 January 2005

Accepted: 01 June 2005

Published: 01 June 2005

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7 Jan 2005 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Feb 2005 Author responded Author comments - Riitta Luoto
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Feb 2005 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Jun 2005 Editorially accepted
1 Jun 2005 Article published 10.1186/1475-2891-4-20

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute
The UKK Institute for Health Promotion
Department of Forest Resource Management, University of Helsinki
International Epidemiology Institute
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center